RBC Design Thinking Program

As the world of work faces unprecedented change and uncertainty, graduating students are called upon to be equipped with the skills of tomorrow. The new RBC Design Thinking Program at Western University provides space for Western students to gain critical skills for thriving in the workplace, building a better and brighter future, and creating innovative solutions in an increasingly challenging world. In addition to supporting students with building design thinking and coding skills, the RBC Design Thinking Program will give students a platform to work through ethical and social issues using design thinking frameworks and tools

The RBC Design Thinking Program is a competitive co-curricular program that will be delivered in person, if public health policy allows. Undergraduate students who are in their second year during the winter 2022 term from any University faculty may apply through Western Connect. Selected students must be available on Thursdays from 5:30pm-7:30pm EDT to participate in the program. 

The application for the winter 2022 cohort will run from September 15 - October 10 at midnight, EDT. 

Apply on Western Connect. Once the application period opens, log into Western Connect, and click on the RBC Design Thinking module on the left-hand menu to begin the application. You’ll select ‘View Available Programs/Courses’, then ‘Apply’ under the RBC Design Thinking card. From the dashboard you’re taken back to, select ‘Current Step’ on the right menu, and complete the application questionnaire.

Info Session

Join us for a Zoom info session on Tuesday, September 21 from 12:00-12:45pm to learn more about the program! You'll hear application tips from some of the selection committee, and perspectives on the program from alumni. THIS INFO SESSION HAS NOW PASSED.

We are committed to achieving barrier-free accessibility for persons with disabilities studying at Western. We are committed to ensuring that persons with disabilities have an equal opportunity to access education, in a way that respects the dignity and independence of persons with disabilities. Please visit Western's Accessibility website for more information.  

2021 Workshop Series

Missed out on the RBC Design Thinking Program this year? Be sure to check out the Design Thinking